Links of Lake Bernadette

3.7655411765 3.8 stars from 5 (322)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6484 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 70.7
  • Layout

  • 5430 Links Ln, Zephyrhills, Florida 33541, Pasco County
  • (813) 788-7888
  • (813) 779-9157
  • www.linksoflakebernadette.com
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Year built: 1983
Architect(s): Dean Refram
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Links
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6484 yards 70.7 125
White 71 6044 yards 69.0 122
Gold 71 5423 yards 66.5 113
Gold (W) 71 5423 yards 71.0 127
Red 71 4998 yards 69.1 119
Silver 71 4256 yards N/A N/A

The Links of Lake Bernadette enjoys verdant landscaping and a rolling terrain that are perfectly complemented by mature and towering pines. At 6,400 yards, the golf course is seemingly short but it feels like it plays much longer due to frequent doglegs that can be found throughout. Six of the par 4s play over 400 yards and a few par 3s measure over 200 yards, which also helps the course feel longer. Water hazards and bunkers come into play but they are balanced by large greens and wide fairways that make for easier approaches. Although beginners won't feel out of place and there are four different sets of tees, the golf course boasts several tricky holes that will challenge even the best players. One of these, the 163-yard 13th, was once called the best par 3 in Tampa Bay.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 322 Reviews
5 stars:
52
4 stars:
139
3 stars:
71
2 stars:
36
1 stars:
24

recommend this course

251 out of 319 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors beginners   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole specials  

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"This course was too wet"


ruleau's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The golf shop did not tell me that the course was saturated with water before I reserved. Very disappointed with the management. The price was very high for the course conditions.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course



puckster30's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



1marty's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



jdur9232's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u886087329's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bogie playing"


Margolf12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

At the time the greens were being aerated and sanded but even still most players we're coming in already to the green with bogie scores. So, our group consisting of Par Players, had up a 45-minute time span from approach, getting off the green and to the next Tee Box. I attribute this to Lake Bernadette stacking tee times too close together to use the fact that they were conditioning greens so they could keep up with their earning potential. 20+ handicappers should be limited to nine holes.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"No course manager"


svillademoros's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The only negative comment would be the pace of play. On the back nine play was backed up for 4 holes starting on hole ten. Slower groups would not allow you to play through. Had to skip three holes. The course should have had someone managing pace of play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Lot's of fun"


bmf21b's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Been over a year since we've played this course and really enjoyed the round. Plan to play again soon, course greens were in great shape and the entire course has been taken care of.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tight course tree lined."


u000005843375's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Nice compact course. Plenty of shaping of shots required. Fairways and greens in good shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Love it"


dnlewis1964's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I always enjoy playing this course. We believe it is the best golf course in the area .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Berndette"


u000005733378's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were a little slow but over all condition great. staff were friendly and courteous


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great little gem."


u812209415's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course, return often. Challenging but fun, all but 1 green was in good shape running fair 8-10ish, good mix of straights & dog-legs, risk-reward 4s & 5s, moderate 3s. This course truly shows it's bite from the tips, be warned!, enjoy!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"I Recommend this course but avoid a guy named Larry"


TomR2016's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I play here on a regular basis. Nice decent course to work on your game. Pace can be a little slow because most member-groups play scramble or like to play as couples which is not a problem. Most members and other golfers are great unless you run into a guy named Larry. He wanted to play alone with his wife which was no big deal. So he had me tee-off as a single during a crowded day. I tried playing 2 balls to try to give another 2-some in front of me some space because they had to wait for 4 groups in front of them. But Larry came up and complained about me hitting 2 shots so I obliged and took normal time to tee-up and pull the pin and line up my putts so as not to rush the group in front of me unnecessarily. So how did that work out for you Larry?

Oh that's right. You got tired of waiting so you tried to be slick and replay the front only to turn back after 2 holes and go home because it was still backed up . Golf courses especially Lake Bernadette doesn't need angry impatient golfers like you Larry. Stay home.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Fun and Challenging"


u000008122918's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Good Greens, couple of dead spots around a couple fairways. I always seem to find those spots. No Cart Girl but the Club House will have what you need and is average. I should put the driver away on a couple of tight fairways. You will lose a ball or two. Gene the owner is a good guy and easy to talk to. Have a good un'


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Poor Service"


u6639040's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Golf now said they had a driving range, I called and asked if they did have a driving range and was told yes, they had a practice area. Booked, drove 45 Mike's to course, and found out no range. This is 4 times out of 6 that golf now had wrong info listed. Guy in pro shop was so rude, I left without playing. I'm about done with golf now, they can't even get their info right. Just use Google maps instead.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Slow groups affected play"


u030282265's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Why do some people think they should take up a sport so difficult as golf when they retire. It’s beyond reason that it can be enjoyable personally and for others to play so badly. Five plus hours is not uncommon and I believe golf now is part of the problem. Pricing is making non golfers take up this activity I’m 68 shoot anywhere from 80 to 85 consistently but dread teeing it up nowadays.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Overall above average"


u836263556's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always enjoy playing the course. Fairways and greens above average with a challenging layout.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Awsome day"


u000004690570's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

On March 18,18 our foursome was at your course and it was a very nice day.Staff is very courtous and freindly.The Pace of play was Perfect,Never had to wait.I Will be backgammon for sûre and recommend to my freinds.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Always good to play this course."


nandrews1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played here over several years. The experience remains positive with great course conditions. Some of the cart paths could use some work.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u3948866's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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